intervention services

food

The Action Center’s self-select grocery provides a five-day supply of food to a household up to six times annually. The utilization of USDA’s My Plate puts more emphasis on higher nutrition value provided in the grocery. An abundance of fruit, vegetables, dairy and protein sources will be then complimented by canned and dry foods. This means each family will leave with a better balance of nutritional food for them and their children.

clothing

The Action Center’s Clothing Area has new and used clothing for men, women, children and infants. Participants may “shop” every 30 days for their entire household. Participants may choose up to 15 articles of clothing each visit for a total of 60 items per family.

The Clothing Area offers a variety of clothing, including shoes, new underwear and work attire. There are limits on some items, for example, jeans and coats.

case management

Volunteer  Advocates and Case Managers are available to meet with participants on a daily basis. A Tenant-Landlord Helpline volunteer is available weekly to assist with tenant and landlord rights. It is not a substitute for professional lawyer representation. Please call the helpline at 303.237.0230 and leave a message.

health navigation

Health Navigators educate participants on health related issues and offer referrals to appropriate providers. They also help participants learn to manage their own health. Participants are informed about a range of services including education and referrals.

Health Navigators distribute health information in the lobby and conduct outreach to educate participants on a variety of health topics.

Please note that The Action Center is NOT a medical facility and is not licensed to provide medical services.

senior food commodities

Seniors can receive a special food box once a month through The Action Center. This is a federal program that provides a variety of food items that includes, but is not limited to, cereal, dry milk, cheese, canned goods and juice.

The Action Center is a distribution site. This program is a partnership between The Action Center and Food Bank of the Rockies who is the federal sponsor. Seniors need to register and confirm eligibility at The Action Center prior to participation. To qualify, a participant must meet the income level requirements, be 60 years of age or older, a resident of Jefferson County and provide a photo ID.

Please note, participants can only be registered at one distribution site.

household items

The Action Center provides a variety of items that are often taken for granted such as pots, pans, forks, spoons, small electronic items (radios), sheets, blankets, etc. The inventory of these items changes day to day based on donations. All household items are requested through case managers.